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woman from new york who in 1962 that to pakistan and converted to islam. >> welcome to the 27th annual "chicago tribune" printers row that size. a special thank you tour sponsors. before we begin today's program, please turn off your cell phone and all other electric devices. photographs are not permitted. today's program will be recorded for future broadcast on c-span's booktv. if there is tenet began for a q&a session with the author, we ask you to use the microphone located at the center of the room said the home viewing audience can hear a question. the schedule of when the program will air, go to www.booktv.org. please welcome moderator, it karen long and deborah baker, author of "the convert." [applause] >> good morning. it's wonderful to be here and thank you for joining us. i drove here from cleveland and i was delighted to be occupied with a complex object and engaging biographer. deborah baker seems allergic to the facile answer and drawn to flags that are complicated and eliciting more questions than answers. so if that is your cup of tea, you walked into the great room. bec
is the most deadly since pakistan-based militants struck the city in 2008, killing more than 160 people. >>> buddhists across thailand observed the day which commemorates the buddhists' first sermon in india about 5,200 years ago. thousands visited and chanted sutras. in the province they joined a colorful parade depicting scenes from buddha's life. buddhist novices performed a special ceremony receiving alms from an elephant's back. >>> cctv introduced a rare species of black-necked crane found in the autonomous region. the bird is mostly gray with a black head and neck. there is a small patch of white feathers below its eyes. its bare crown is red and tail is black. they nest in marshland and by lakes and shores on a plateau 5,000 meters above sea level. they live on roots and plants and insects. about 75% of the entire population of the rare cranes link in the tibetan autonomous region, and the government has declared it a protected species. >>> hi, there, and welcome back. let's talk anti footnobout typh of all. well, we actually have two systems in the pacific. let's start off with
indeed india, pakistan, lebanon, the united states and mexico. she is the editor of living in america. poetry and fiction by south asian american writers. encounter people of asian decent in the americas her novel, braided tongue was published in 2003. i introduce rashne. >> i'm reading from a selection from a longer narrative. memory is no longer confused. it has a home land. from a farm by the late ali. sometimes the circle breaks and the woman meets the child. face-to-face. each one seeing for the first time her strength in the other. a poem by jenny. [inaudible]. after more than a year of e mails and phone conversations, amy,ling and i met at the university of wisconsin in madison. it was sometime during the mid 1980. calcutta was very hot, said amy. i wondered how our conversation about asian american literature veered to calcutta? calcutta was very hot but i got my first doll there. we spent some time in calcutta when we fled to the united states. the doll didn't look like me blond hair and blue ice bought from calcutta. she comforted me when i remember the sounds of the japane
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